Caregiving Burden, Stress, and Health Effects Among Family Caregivers of Adult Cancer Patients

Margaret F. Bevans, RN, PhD, LCDR and Esther M. Sternberg, MD Unlike professional caregivers such as physicians and nurses, informal caregivers, typically family members or friends, provide care to individuals with a variety of conditions including advanced age, dementia, and cancer. This experience is commonly perceived as a chronic stressor, and caregivers often experience negative psychological,
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caregiver issues

Caregiver issues can affect both professional caregivers who are paid to provide care to individuals in their homes or in a health care setting and unpaid individuals who provide care to a loved one, friend, or family member. These issues may include stress, isolation, and fatigue, to name a few. It can be rewarding to care for a loved one
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Why Has Research Into Alzheimer’s Disease Been So Hard?

Alzheimer’s disease is ruthless. For the 5.7 million Americans living with the condition, coping with the loss of cognitive functioning is a daily uphill battle. Currently, there are no effective treatments that modify the course of Alzheimer’s, and once diagnosed, the average life expectancy is seven years.   The history of research into treatments for
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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Share or Print this page Share or Print this page    Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There
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Three out of Five People with Alzheimer’s Disease Will Wander

What you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Alzheimer’s disease destroys brain cells responsible for memory, thinking and behavior. As a result, people living with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder may become disoriented and lost, even in their own neighborhood or places that are familiar to them – this is known
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Important lesson when hiring caregivers.

Please see the video from ABC news Good Morning America, as this happens frequently. This really shows some of the issues that may come up when hiring caregivers on your own. This does not address the homeowners liability should the caregiver fall during work hours at your home, theft, and many other issues which would
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